Allows mother and baby remain together 24 hours a day. Babies are not separated from mother for more than an hour.

Baby is exposed to less infections when with mother than being in the nursery.

Mother and baby develop better sleep / awake rhythm.

Baby sleeps better and cries lesser.

Breastfeeding gets established.

Baby gains weight more quickly.

Feeds in response to baby’s cue and helps to produce good milk supply.

Mother becomes confident in caring for her baby.

Mother is able to observe baby’s behavior and is reassured that baby is not ignored in the nursery.